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Part travelogue, part memoir, The Yogurt Man Cometh is the story of Kevin Revolinski's year long adventure as an English teacher in Turkey, with all of its ups and downs and its constant surprises. From his home base in Ankara, Revolinski relates in remarkably candid style his encounters in a foreign culture: his first experiences as a teacher, forays into classroom discipline, navigation of a new language, attempts at cross cultural flirtation, explorations of timeless and surreal landscapes, acquisition of a taste for raki and success at making numerous lasting friendships, all told with an open mind and a sense of humor. an enjoyable read for anyone who has spent time in Turkey or who plans to do so; Revolinski's observations will resonate with those of any outsider who has come to love this country.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 7, 2006
ISBN 9944424013 ISBN13 9789944424011
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More About Kevin Revolinski
Kevin Revolinski is a freelance travel writer and photographer born and raised in Wisconsin. He has published the books 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Madison, The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion and Best in Tent Camping Wisconsin. He has also written for Rough Guides guidebooks and his innumerable articles and photography pieces have appeared in a variety of publications including Chicago Tribune, Wisconsin State Journal and Madison's Isthmus. He lives in Madison, WI.
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A wonderful book about living in Ankara Jan 7, 2008
The Yogurt Man Cometh by Kevin Revolinski is a wonderful travelogue/memoir. Revolinski, an American from Wisconsin, decides to become an English teacher at a private school in Ankara. He spends a year there at Büyük Kolej in the Gaziosmanpaa section of Ankara, quite close to where I used to live. He describes school life which reminded me of my own middle school-high school days at a similar school in Ankara. The Ankara he describes is of the late 90s and while much has changed since the days I was there, many things appear to have remained the same. I enjoyed reading his descriptions of living in Ankara as well as the sightseeing trips he took to various parts of the country. He paints a vivid picture of Turkey, the people, the culture, the food, and the book is full of warmth and humor.
Fantastic read May 26, 2007
This has got to be one of the most informative books on the adventure of teaching in Turkey -- and the funniest, too. Hopefully the author will write more!
Especially recommended reading Nov 5, 2006
"The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales Of An American Teacher In Turkey" is Kevin Revolinski's memoir of what he saw and did as a faculty member of a private school In Ankara, Turkey, where he taught English to classroom students from 1997 to 1998. Kevin combines and chronicles his many adventures traveling as well as his memorable teaching experiences. Writing with an impressive candor about encountering Turkish culture, having cope with a new language, explorations of seeming timeless and surreal landscapes, making lasting friendships, even his attempts at cross-cultural flirtation and acquiring a taste for 'raki', "The Yogurt Man Cometh" is an entertaining as it is informative - as well as being especially recommended reading for anyone considering embarking upon their own business or recreational trip to Turkey.
Yogurt, futbol, amoebic dysentery, oh my! Oct 25, 2006
Kevin Revolinski's first day in Turkey as an English teacher is spent trying to make two Turkish yogurt salesmen understand that he doesn't really want to buy six kilos of yogurt. Intrigued? The adventures only get more interesting and personal from then on: from trying to teach Turkish children English while simultaneously learning about futbol and Turkish pop stars from them, to traveling in Syria and suffering a rather nasty bout of amoebic dysentery, Revolinski offers a no-holds-barred look at a country that doesn't get nearly enough attention in the travel writing canon. A quick, fun read, and one guaranteed to make you hungry for travel and new experiences.